In short: Good, but too foggy to see the scenery! In full: Very enjoyable race, even though my face was so cold at the end that I couldn't speak! Unimpressive time, but my training has also been unimpressive. I'll be hopeful of a pb here next year! Only downside was that the km markers were a bit unevenly spaced around the airfield by my reckoning. Excellent organisation otherwise. I hope plenty of money was raised for the hospice charity. Date of review: December 12, 2005
In short: Well done GGAC on organising an excellent race! Fun course (despite the ice!) and very well organised. In full: First Hogs Back run and will defintely be back for more next year. Very nice of the organisers to add bonus 1/2 mile at the finish on top of the 8 miles advertised - a bit of a surprise! Organisation was excellent and the bag retrieval system was extremely efficient. 2006 first timers beware, its quite a long and chilly walk back to the car park from the finish - take plenty of clothing. Only thing that could be imporved would be to remind the marshalls to be a bit more vocal in their support. Did a great job, but much quiter than the Guildford G3 crowd who give runners a real lift. This aside, a great job and an excellent race. Thanks Date of review: December 12, 2005
In short: Good race! shame about the start though. In full: Very well organised race with an abundance of jolly marshalls. Yes the start was a bit muddled but it didn't detract from what is a good race. Nice T-shirt momento aswell
Well done Bedford Harriers Date of review: December 12, 2005
In short: A good race when the sun came out just after the start. Not as hilly as I remember from last year too! In full: I really enjoyed this race. I finally broke my half marathon 2 hour goal (after 5 attempts!) and took over 9 minutes off my personal best just three weeks ago at St Neots. I've not sure how but I just had a fantastic race. Really well marshalled. Well done Bedford Harriers. Date of review: December 12, 2005
In short: It's already been said, 'Fun, great atmos' In full: Everyone very friendly. Country sidey bits very nice. Hilly bits not so good with slight hangover. Nice to get xmas pud at the end. Date of review: December 12, 2005
In short: Enjoyed the race, but what happened at the start??? We didn't hear any starting countdown or gun, but suddenly we were off! Still, nice scenery, friendly marshalls and a good overall experience, despite the hills! Date of review: December 12, 2005
In short: Started with a slight cold and in foggy weather. Finished in sunshine and in under 2 hours, and feeling fine. Made my weekend. In full: This is a local race for me so will be on my regular race calendar. Also ran it last year but this year's experience wa much better. Mick & Phil the Marathon Lads finished ahead of me too! Date of review: December 12, 2005
In short: My hometown race, and what a good one too! V well organised In full: Really good race, undulating course with a nice downhill finish. Well organised, could do with a new t-shirt after it being nearly identical as last year. Date of review: December 12, 2005
In short: Scenery was probably quite nice - if you could see it... In full: Cold and hideously foggy, but I found running hard kept me warm enough.
This is the flattest 10K I've done and has definite PB potential. The only incline of any note is the bridge over the M40, though parts of the airfield were a little slippery in the wet.
Thought I was on for a cracking race about halfway round...until I realised that I wasn't running that fast after all, and it was just that a couple of the markers were mis-placed. Date of review: December 12, 2005
In short: Tough but enjoyable, lots of muddy fields and trails, good organisation and checkpoints In full: A real oddysey of South Yorkshire, from active, disused and regenerated coal mines and mining areas across beautiful parks and countryside and taking in some of the very pretty villages to be found here as well as some pretty ropey areas. My first, so i'm no expert but i really enjoyed this. Date of review: December 11, 2005